Wednesday, November 9, 2011
My wife and I worked the phone banks on the anti-2 campaign. Kind of interesting. Since I wasn't the one who organized the thing, I thought it best not to point out to the people running it that they were using Verizon. I wonder who decided that and why? An example of how Americans seem to be simply unable to see beyond the immediate.
We had a couple of interesting calls. The best being the teacher my wife got who immediately told her: "I'm a teacher. I don't live under a rock. I know the issues and I don't need you to tell me." My wife's response was to say: "Sister Marie? Is that you? I thought you were dead."
The results of the election (I only voted on the issues, I knew nothing about the people running for local office. My wife's god father has retired as mayor, so I don't have him to vote for and the only other person running locally whose name I know runs a great restaurant down town that is just great so I did vote for him. Does this make me a bad American?) would be something that I think might cause the president and his minions to question just about everything they've done since he's been in office. That is to say that Ohio defeated the anti-union bill with about the same percentage as they passed the anti Obama Lets Us Give a Shit Load of Money to the Pharmacy, Insurance, and Various Other Health Care Industries With No Oversight bill.
But I am sure that the villagers who run the democratic party will not be able to figure out this simplest of conclusions. I mean after all they were unable to figure out what happened in 2010. Hell they were convinced they were brilliant both before and after they got their asses handed to them on a platter.